Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style (BPT) – Mid-century style celebrates the aesthetic influences of the 20th century, bringing clean lines, slender forms and high function to the interior space. From modernist architectural structures to furnishings that embrace rounded geometries and smooth contours, design elements from thisRead More →

Room redesign? Start with the floor 5 trusty tips for a room redesign (Hint: Start with the floors) (BPT) – To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm — and the range of options available for hardwood floorsRead More →

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank (BPT) – Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously improve your space. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey, but making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effectiveRead More →

Retaining walls to the rescue (BPT) – Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowner’s and professional landscaper’s toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just being used to retain soil, transition slopes and prevent erosion. Today’s SRWs can do all thatRead More →

Affordable bathroom updates with big impact (BPT) – A bathroom renovation is a highly desired home improvement, but many homeowners put off making updates due to the perceived cost. Fortunately, you don’t need a complete remodel to get the bathroom of your dreams — nor do you need to breakRead More →

How parents can encourage and support imaginative play (BPT) – Play is a child’s work, and it comes naturally to kids. While we often focus on how a child’s intellectual abilities are coming along, the role of imaginative play in childhood development is often overlooked. Imaginative play comes in manyRead More →